Wantage is situated up in the hills overlooking the Vale Of The White Horse, with 17th & 18th century buildings in narrow streets and passageways, one from Newbury Street has cobbles made from sheep's bones.
King Alfred the Great was born here in AD849 and his statue is in the marketplace.
The local church is worth a look, with its 15th century hammerbeam roof.Wantage has a Tourist Information Centre
Ardington House Ardington, Wantage OX12 8QA
An 18th century Georgian house to visit. Ardington House information
Vale and Downland Museum 19 Church Street, Wantage OX12 8BL
A really good local history museum. Vale and Downland Museum information
Venn Watermill near Garford, Wantage OX13 5PA
Take a look at this working watermill. Venn Watermill information
|Reading Road East Hendred near Wantage OX12 8JE MAP
Set in peaceful countryside, Greensands is adjacent to the picturesque village of East Hendred. Every room has countryside views and free wireless internet access. Greensands is located on the A417 road, between Wantage and Rowstock.
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